Brewed by DB Breweries (Asia Pacific Breweries-Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Auckland, New Zealand


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Gold is a refreshing, golden lager beer renowned for its smoothness and full flavour. Gold medal winner at the International Brewing Awards 1968, 1983, 1994.

maxhits' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Pours with a bight yellow-gold color and a medium head of creamy, white foam. Somewhat closed aroma; light presence of hop. Slightly malty and very average in taste; low alcohol content makes this one easy to put down. Nothing much to recommend here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TedE (1015) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2016
Handle on tap, Grove Tavern Blenheim. Pale amber, no head. A few bubbles. Slight malt nose. Watery, zingy, sweet sherbet and malt with a vegetal finish. Dire, nearly undrinkable.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Grzesiek79 (4034) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Absolutnie nie ma sie co rozpisywac o tym wyrobie piwo-podobnym. Zero zapachu, w smaku jak woda zrodlana, jasna, jaskrawa barwa. Z tego tylko w miare srednia piana, ale i tak opadajaca blyskawicznie. Opakowanie fatalne, jasne szklo, kapsel swing-top, klejona nieciekawa etykieta. W zastepstwie np latem zamiast wody mineralnej to tak, ale jak nie trzeba jeszcze kierowac auta

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Skarecrow (268) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2016 On tap at a function. Typical estery banana aroma (that you get with DB brewed beers) with grainy cereal note. Straw color - not much head and OK lacing. Mild bitterness with a grassy finish but thatís about it. One glass was all I could stomach. As I finished my glass I thought "Lifeís too short to drink bad beer like this swill".

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
adasko (1925) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 22, 2016
This on is just silly. You can hardly feel itís a beer. It has absolutely no aroma and no taste at all. The good thing is that itís not bad, not yucky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (641) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 17, 2015
This is the same in all the forms tap, bottle, can. Itís golden and has a reasonable head. No dominant flavour, or thing that stands out, but it is refreshing and does the job.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
anstei (1234) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2015
330ml bottle in Christchurch, no glass served. Golden yellow color, almost no head in the bottle. Nose reminds me of Heineken, taste too. No finish whatsoever, you swallow and itís gone.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mitchyboy1900 (2) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
Pretty tasteless very little head appearance very pale Wouldnít really recommend this beer. Would still drink it though..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES JAN 4, 2004 Came in a energy drink style bottle. A weak grassy, if not skunky aroma. Standard straw lager appearance. Watery mouthful. Not too much in it. Quite a dry after taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2013
The head is unrobust, the body blond. It smells and tastes very watery, very mild. Shit!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DonNZ (1) - - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
Bland as all hell. Virtually no head. Watery and tasteless, this beer goes down very easy so itís probably only good if you are a raging alcoholic. If you like tasty beer, my advice is to avoid.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50